Every year the same thing happens: I randomly buy plants with no rime or reason, and end up not liking the way things turn out (besides veggies, anytime I get a little harvest, I get super excited!)
The desire to do things differently in the garden started when I posted New Year, New You where I resolved to focus on getting more from our garden.
So this year, I started by planning everything out-I drew a little sketch with each place I wanted to plant things and made a list of what I wanted to plant, and only after doing this went to the gardening store.
After getting home, I set to work, and had a little helper:
Just look at that face! So, for this weeks Sweet Sunday, I thought I’d share Gardening Tips that will help you maximize your harvest or garden beauty, and minimize your time:
- Draw a sketch of the area (or planter pot) you want to garden
- Make a list of what you want to plant with the space you have
- Where possible, choose to plant perennials vs. annuals so that you’ll have pants coming back year after year
- Set the plants you purchased in the spot where you want to plant them before digging, then take a step back and make sure you like the way it looks, then start digging.
- To get the optimal soil for plant growth, sprinkle organic top soil or compost on the ground, then dig a hole, mixing the dirt and top soil, plant the plant in the hole, then pat mixed dirt around the top on the plant.
- After you are done planting, water the garden to make sure the soil and plants get water after being planted.
- To suppress weeds, lay down a layer of mulch on top of the soil.
- To maximize your yield with pants like herbs, make sure you keep trimming them so they keep growing.
Here’s to a great gardening season! Do you have any tips and tricks that work for you?